Tuesday, May 25, 2010

prayers for everybody

the more things change, the more they stay the same. Opponents of the proposed "WTC Mosque" will rally on 6 june to protest the building of a 13 story place of worship two blocks from the WTC site. The conservative rabble-rousers (tea party included) have claimed that the building of a mosque so close to Ground Zero is an insult to the memories of those who lost their lives there. Several relatives of victims of the 9/11 attacks feel the proximity of the mosque is inappropriate. in my humble opinion, this is all misguided Bullshit.
what better way to express solidarity and forgiveness than by inclusion? How can we as new yorkers be optimistic and realistic about the growing differences in our racial, religious and economic fabric if we cannot worship our Gods, side-by-side? too close? i think the ONLY things we should ever build at the WTC site are museums, houses of worship, community centers,
libraries. What do you think? x

NEW YORK In a building damaged by debris from the Sept. 11 airliners that brought down the World Trade Center and soon to become a 13-story mosque, some see the bridging of a cultural divide and an opportunity to serve a burgeoning, peaceful religious population. Others see a painful reminder of th...

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